An altercation following a sack of seed paddy eaten by domestic fowls belonging to the next door has led to the murder of a youth of Damba-gonna at Na-Ula in Matale.
The quarrel has occurred between two families living in nearby houses, and the father and two brothers of the victim were also injured in the incident.
An altercation erupted between the two families last night following a herd of domestic fowls being reared by the victim’s family has eaten out a sack of seed paddy belonging to the other family.
However police stated that similar clashes between the two families had been reported in the past.
After the altercation last night, the seed paddy owner, his son and another relative have attacked the poultry owner and his three sons.
The 30-year old eldest son, his 57-year old father and 24, and 26-old sons were severely injured in the attack.
The injured are receiving treatment at Matale Hospital.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the father, his son and the relative who launched the attack have already been arrested.
pix by - Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa